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    Debuffs

    Dampening Field. My favorite debuff.
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    Alternative ways to play masters?

    Ask our local competitive player about ‘nerd rage Hoffman’ as the Guild beatstick with survivability. He has enjoyed the place effect of Improved Harness far too much.
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    Gen Con 2018 Coverage

    Somehow I don’t think we’re getting a GG19. If M3E appears mid-year, maybe not even a formal GG20 until we all figure out what’s what for models (masters?) as well as strategies and schemes.
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    Gen Con 2018 Coverage

    ? I can see you’ve got a point here but no idea how you got there, and I want to know. I thought that turn-by-turn schemes were there for counterplay and that counterplaying both strategy and schemes was the goal. You are saying it makes the hidden game something less? (Maybe I’m not getting it because there isn’t much of a hidden game in my meta. If Take One for the Team pops up, he’ll give up the 2VP for it. If Show of Force, he’ll certainly take it even in Ours. Etc.)
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    Hinamatsu: Can anyone share play experience?

    Nice find on the synergy with the Tooth! I’m struggling against a list with pounce attacks, right now, and she would be a good counter to that.
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    Hinamatsu: Can anyone share play experience?

    She’s a puppet henchman...which means she can carry certain puppet buffing upgrades. Into a Dreamer crew. How fond are you of using Stitched Together?
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    3rd ed Masters (everyone has an opinion edition)

    I swear I’m going to start numbering you all in the future... Opinion: there are masters I am now less interested in because of token mechanic reading like it’s a condition accumulation and that is already driving me nuts on Nellie (but less so on Ramos). Friendly tokens: Hoffman, Shenlong, Asami Enemy tokens: Nellie, Dreamer, Hamelin Pass tokens: Perdita, Youko Hamasaki Opinion: while I am comfortable with attaching upgrades mid-game, there’s going to be a lot more of that next edition and it will catch people by surprise. Friendly upgrades: Kirai (?), Yan Lo, Marcus, Von Schill, McCabe, Ophelia Enemy upgrades: Jack Daw
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    In the game just before wave five, my supposedly tanky stompybots were also being killed just as easily because armor ignoring/non reducible/defense trigger bypassing had become just so common...and that didn’t make sense. It should say something that an entire upgrade was released saying ‘whoops, let’s give you back that resilience we assumed your crew always had’, the killing got toned way down just as you fear—and we still barely see that master. (But that’s a step up from never seeing him.) Viks can still output heinous damage on multiple targets if I cluster my stompybots, but they can no longer one-shot-kill multiple 10ss+ models per activation to the point the game is lost after one such activation. It’s a lot closer to a balanced game.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Ask your nearest born Lucius player what a joy it can be to maneuver the other player into spending his AP to score your VP.
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    Buying models prior to m3e

    Guess it’s finally time to reap a benefit of playing a very theme-bound master—whatever I buy in the stompybot line now will certainly still be a stompybot later. (...sorry, even with Marlena in my possession I’m a Hoffman player first.) For the first time, for me, sculpt is going to be equally weighed against stats when it comes time to buy. So the domador which I like very much has moved ahead of the Jury which 1. doesn’t thrill me as much visually 2. will probably go with Lady Justice later. And I’m absolutely going to snap up some effigies from a Collodi player offloading them. They’re so cute!
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    And I MISSED this?!??!?! *mightiest and most forceful of feminine ‘harrumphs’* *which, unfortunately, also means it pitched upward several notes if not a full octave, spoiling the effect with a childish affect*
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Pff, fluff. The fluff also says Hoffman should’ve been machine puppeting enemy constructs all over the map, and I haven’t seen that yet in two editions. Hint. Hint.
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    Wave 5 Minion help (Investigators + MH)

    If you have Queeg hired to start with (supporting melee with Promises) and standing next to the investigator: have Queeg push 3”, cast his aura of interact on a 0, drop a scheme marker (within 4” of the investigator who pushes he-who-activates-late 3”, then walk. The next two to activate, deployed on either side of the duo, walk, interact (investigator freaks out and pushes activate-late and activating-next-after-the-investigator forward). Investigator activates, picks up Queeg’s marker and a card, walks, schemes (pushes next-guy again), walks. Next-guy and last-to-activate start 6” up the board but still within Queeg’s & investigator’s reaches to scheme on a 0 (investigator pushes in response to board state, now, not fixed) and use their AP as they need to. There’s now a field of scheme markers behind you if you need to threaten certain schemes or power up attacks. Queeg has lost 2” of move but otherwise your crew had no trade-off for advancing a total of 15” before it activated (I can’t quite get the last guy to stay in the investigator’s range for that last push to the centerline). If you have a supply wagon it’s probably crossed the centerline by now. Corner deployment is no longer a problem. If you brought Lucius, so long as the investigator lives nobody can be trapped in combat if they don’t want to be. I like these guys and their ceaseless disruption of the board.
  14. Phrases you never expected to hear in Malifaux: ”Went down to a swarm of Guild guard swords”. 🤣 Our local Sonnia runs double handlers and makes guided missiles out of his stalkers. They also block lanes such that enemies hit the speed bump and burst into flame just within 10” of Sonnia.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    @mrninja13 me neither, I have to go by old posts too. I figured out that fewer upgrades were meant to fix cases like Tara and her many upgrades, that destructible terrain was meant to fix the “double ice walls, better leave 130mm gaps in terrain or autolose” problem. M2E problems. Not sure what double masters are meant to fix. A sort of shrug and ‘if faction all-stars must exist, at least make them the super flashy, flavorful masters’? As for the card layout, @Shadowopal said over the weekend he was stacking cards that were multiples slightly offset, so that just the strip of wounds showed for each one. Now that cuts down on necessary table size! Just add a book dart or some kind of clip on the edge to indicate activated status and done. In light of that I will stop agitating for the wound bubbles to move to the center. I would still have liked a different edge for avoiding smudging mid-game, but there IS a reason they are where they are and I’m happy.
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    My Jade

    She wound her way downhill, keeping to the broader and less steep roads. The few passers-by looked at them sidelong, then tiny teddy would grin its greening smile, and whether they had muttered or cursed or leered, they all averted their eyes. One pair of pedestrians scanned Marlena without breaking stride. “Only here your work can succeed? Then something’s foul about it,” she heard him say. “Foulness, filth, and,” the voice behind the heavy cloak and welder’s goggles was female, “something else beginning with ‘f’, for the resonance of it. Give it a rest, dear sir. Malifaux,” she played with the sound of it, drawled it out, “is useful.” “Useful? Useful’s what you can hold.” He shrugged under a duster which didn’t shift like leather, and faint light glimmered from a slit in the coat. The inquisitive child checked, and the pair tensed as she told tiny teddy aloud to turn around and carry her back to the coffee shop. “We’ll go talk business over coffee, and you’ll give me a job to paint,” she told teddy. While she spoke she twiddled her fingers in its fur and into the aether, so that when she reached the word ‘paint’ the gunsmith’s thread was close at hand. He flinched at her touch upon it. “Little miss?” He shifted his shoulder again, the glimmer following her as the light behind tiny teddy’s grin followed him. “You hurry home and get your painting done before dark. Know why?” Marlena slowed to a halt, nodded. “After dark it draws bugs.” “Sentimental,” sniffed the cloaked lady. “Hush, Ethel. Brotherhood of man passed you by.” He shrugged again and the light was extinguished. Marlena shivered. “Might fill a cup for you, little miss. Where d’you go, here-by?” She had to swallow twice to restart her voice. “...Scrap yard. He...he gives me...there’s always a pot on the stove...” The cloaked woman thrust her head forward, scrutinizing Marlena from new angles. The child twisted around, trying to dislodge the waif’s tether slipping against hers. One of them had wandered far from the shop, to cross her at this angle, unless… “But you better come later. I don’t think he’s there right now….” She set her heels into tiny teddy’s sides and fled. “What was that about?” Ethel demanded later, inside a derelict building where the dead flies in the unglazed window were, at a closer look, minuscule scale model steam arachnids. “Cussed sights giving me away.” He parted the slit in his plated coat again, and the glimmer showed plain enough in the gloomy safehouse. “Trade secret.” The light was quenched. “She didn’t peach us for magic—you aiming to?!” The Oxfordian bobbed her head again. If she was smiling, it didn’t show. “I have a cloak over half-a-dozen glowing things as it is. They may as well all be thrown over…’paint’.” “Trade secret! Blamed mercenary child’s got more sense—“ And secret it would remain, as her head snapped back a moment after the slightest of shadows crossed her face. He hit the ground rolling, with a gun—not the one with glowing sights—extended to the fluttering gap between dry-rotted curtains. “Good news, he’s not a total idiot,” Alyce announced to the world, lying on a rooftop several streets downhill, level with the safehouse’s window. “But he was idiot enough to get reflective goggles idiot killed, sooo…” She squeezed off another shot, again threading the gap. “...he’s going to suffer for awhile. Hey goggles idiot, you’re, like, avenged and shit.” “Those were my people!” echoed up from the staircase, followed by a feminine grunt, a faint twist in the world—Rusty Alyce didn’t mess with the threads of the world much, if abominations weren’t involved, but something recoiled back on itself like stuffing the motive force back into a burnt-out construct—and a louder cry of pain from Leveticus himself. “It’s not ‘people’ yet! He’s still bleeding out!” she shouted back down the stairs. She licked her lips, hopped up, and sprinted downstairs with an inspiration. Out of the corner of her eye she saw Leveticus grappling with the shouting woman—this one was fighting back, snarling but human. Sometimes flesh smacked against flesh, sometimes brass clanged against steel. Alyce didn’t slow down. He could handle himself, and the gunsmith wouldn’t last long. Still, as she sprang up the collapsed steps of the staircase between streets, she puzzled over more than just the pointlessness of steps pitched so steeply she had to haul herself up them by the railing. The world twisted behind her again. Leveticus made a lot of weirdness, but he never made anything which twisted the world like the woman did.
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    My Jade

    They didn’t sit shoulder to shoulder by choice. Leveticus’ rabbit warren of a shop left crevasses between the stacks of merchandise barely wide and tall enough for him, let alone for the men who had come to speak with him. Howard Langston had found a measure of comfort by straddling one of the lower heaps, but Joss could not even turn to one side. Hemmed in by the pitted counter of knotwood, by a spray of stone-headed cutting tools escaping from their bucket and three of Langston’s legs, he had to speak sideways to the others. “How the hell do you think business has been?! Only reason I don’t smash Toni’s smug face in—“ “—Kaeris, I’m telling you! Not Toni. She’s gone feral same as they all do—“ “—Real convenient to blame the one who flies out of reach and never do anything, isn’t it, Langston—“ Leveticus caught the wrist of the waif as she wandered into him, and set her on another track through the room. The other men’s eyes turned to follow her swaying even while the argument ground on. “—No, ‘convenient’ would be blaming his right-hand man, only one he ever trusted—you know where I could find someone like that, Joss?—Jesus!” Hank broke off as a round, fanged shadow flashed past the window, falling, behind the waif, and the floorboards shook. “What was that, some new kind of dropping bear?!” “Don’t make things up. Why the hell do you think—“ Another figure flashed past, mostly pink, landing lightly enough to only clatter the boards. “I found one!” it announced, and let itself in. The pink thing dodged arachnid legs, popped up again next to Joss—a girl, of course, but this one butted into Joss with purpose, tried rapidly three times to find a way past him and over the counter, then darted back out again trailing a distinct reek of pigeons. Both men blinked, and she was gone. After a moment Howard Langston stated the obvious. “That wasn’t Alyce.” [Series 5 of the battle narratives: The Children's Crusade] [Series 6 of the battle narratives: My Jade]
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    I really would NOT expect it this week (from any participant not just Wyrd). Give them time to pack and ship GenCon orders and/or recover, let alone vet people... dangit, I said I didn’t wanna beta and spoil the surprise yet now I’m talking myself into it. 🙃
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    Wave 5 a year later- your thoughts?

    No, you’re right. Dade doesn’t require her targets to be in melee reach, and can more often be fast, and can passively heal the Lucius crew which is feeding Lucius stones for red tape, so she was the chosen journalist for the Lucius crews here.
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    Gen Con 2018 Coverage

    You made me and my stompybots very happy for a few minutes, but then I found the conditions card with Shielded on it, and that goes to a minimum of 0. No total reduction on armor, probably. Soulstones better still prevent to 0. I want to keep on sneaking out of ‘after damaging’ triggers.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Out-of-theme is probably +1 penalty (instead of -1 in-theme bonus) just because addition is marginally easier in mental math than subtracting is. At least that’s been my experience with the re-costed models this year. Which is going to be a bit weird with the new condition giving -1 to duels. Not fatal, but a tiny slowdown for sure.
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    Wave 5 a year later- your thoughts?

    I have seen Condescending aggro Lucius but it takes so much setup in position (and often scheme markers as well to apply excessive red tape). Transparency Dade was a must to drop enough scheme markers for Secret Objectives. Phiona can’t hit with triggers often enough, although Phiona attacking the model which just got that can’t-cheat condition was fun.
  23. I take back my thanks reacts until it’s settled which one of you is right.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Amen. I am disappointed that nobody at the demos yet tried out doubling up on cards and actually running Raspy plus Marcus versus Marcus plus Raspy. We’re all waiting to see dual masters in action!
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    Guild has the best growth opportunities

    I’d forgotten that! 😠 They’d better have godly stats.
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